§ MR. C. E. PRICE (Edinburgh Central)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that the words milk-blended butter are to be used in the Reports of the Monthly Accounts of Trade and Navigation; and whether, in view of the pledge given by him to Parliament on 26th July, 1907, that the words milk-blended butter would disappear and would cease to exist as a name except in the Act of Parliament, he will take steps to prevent the words milk-blended butter being so used.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) In making the statement to which my hon. friend refers, I had in mind the manner in which the article would be dealt in commercially. I am afraid that it will be difficult always to avoid the use for official purposes of the generic expression which was necessarily employed in the Act of last Session, but I will see whether any arrangement can be made to meet the wishes of my hon. friend so far as the Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts are concerned.
§ MR. C. E. PRICE
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, how many applications have been made to the Board for the registration of names for the article formerly known as milk-blended butter; how many have been sanctioned; and what are they.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) Perhaps my hon. friend will allow me 986 to refer him to the Answer I gave to a similar Question addressed to me by the hon. Member for West Limerick on the 18th instant.